Welcome to the home page of St. Thomas' Church, Werneth - on the Coppice.

St. Thomas' is one of many parish churches in the Church of England. It is part of the Diocese of Manchester.

It is a Grade II listed building.

Church Services

The church building is open for Sunday Services, and community activities.

Current Arrangements

We want to keep our Sunday morning arrangements as safe as possible, in the light of possible danger with the Omicron variant. Fortunately we have the space to keep our existing procedures in place.

Please note:

  • Please note that wearing a face mask in church services is now compulsory unless you are exempt, under 11, exempt, or are leading the service.
  • We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before coming to church - but the choice is yours!
  • We are currently singing (with masks) two or three hymns each service, plus the sung liturgy at Holy Communion.
  • You are welcome to sit next to others, where you have arranged this in advance.
  • We will continue to offer the bread, only, at Holy Communion.
  • Using the provided QR code or name list to sign is not compulsory.
  • We encourage people to take a lateral flow test on the Saturday night before coming to church - out of christian concern for others. This not compulsary.
  • Full details can be found in our revised Risk Assessment

Regular Activities

These are the usual times of the regular activities at St. Paul's and St. Thomas':

Guides 7:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Pop In 2:00 pm at St. Paul's.
Xanadu Dance Troupe 6:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
Stitch & Share 10:00 am at St. Paul's.
Holy Communion 10:30 am at St. Thomas'.
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
English Classes 1:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Farsi / Dari Discussion Group 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.
Oldham Camera Club 7:30 pm at St. Thomas'.
(1st & 2nd Thursdays)
Violin Classes 3:00 pm at St. Thomas'.

The Notices

  • Children's Society Please bring your donations to church on or before Sunday 6th February. Many thanks.
  • English Classes start again this week.
  • Recycling Please try to put the right items in the right recycling bin.
  • Sunday Services Please note that hymn books and service books/sheets are offered on your way in. Please pick one up if you prefer to use these during the service, rather than the screen.
  • Church Collection As usual we cannot have a collection in church. Church funds continue to be low! Please feel free to leave a collection on the plate as you leave church. Thank you for your generosity.
  • Fund Raising You can now (a) donate money to church by using the link at the bottom of the page; (b) support the church by raising a donation when you shop online, by using the link at the bottom of the page.

News from our Charities


This website is currently being rebuilt and simplified. Some links do not work yet!


Sunday 23 January 2022

10:30 am

3rd Sunday in Epiphany

Morning Prayer

St. Thomas' Church

Wednesday 26 January 2022

10:30 am

Holy Commmunion

(Book of Common Prayer)

St. Thomas' Church

Thursday 27 January 2022

7:00 pm

St. Thomas' PCC Meeting

(please check Agenda before meeting)


Sunday 30 January 2022

10:30 am

4th Sunday in Epiphany

Morning Prayer

St. Thomas' Church